18 days until I’m down under in Australia. I am going there on vacation with my sister Kelly and started counting the days when it got under 100. I have a little tear off calendar at work and each day when I get there I rip off a page (or pages if it is a Monday) and it makes me smile. I have never been overseas before and can’t think of a better place to go for my first trip.
It was all Kelly’s idea so I can’t take credit for it. She is actually going there on business and asked if I wanted to tag along. She’s going to have a lot of free time so we will have plenty of time to explore and stuff. I know we are going on a tour of the Great Ocean Road which will be exciting.
I am going shopping this weekend and have a laundry list of things that I need to buy. Sunscreen tops the list because from what I have read online it is brutally hot there with little to no cloud cover. I also need a new bathing suit and want to buy a couple outfits to wear while I’m there. I figure I only go on vacation once a year and never to a place like this so I might as well make the most of it. I am also taking an empty suitcase with me because I know I will want to do some shopping while I’m there. I’m not sure of the exchange rate for Australia but hopefully it is in my favor. It is no big deal if not because I have been planning for this for a long time and have a nice little nest egg set aside. I also get my 2nd quarter bonus check next month which I am using for the trip. Kelly got a good deal through her employer for my flight. They paid for hers of course and are also paying for our lodging which is nice. I think it is great they allow a guest or family member to go with her but she said it is all about being safe. They don’t like sending their employees overseas by themselves.
Make sure you check back in a month or so and I will try my best to update this with how my trip went. I plan on taking a lot of pictures too although my camera skills are not the best.